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Preliminary Determinations in Antidumping Duty Investigations of Pentafluoroethane (R-125) from China

Preliminary Determination in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Pentafluoroethane (R-125) from China

On August 11, 2021, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of pentafluoroethane (R-125) from China.

Country Exporter/Producer Dumping Rates
China Zhejiang Sanmei Chemical Ind. Co., Ltd. 280.37%
Separate Rate Companies 280.37%
China-wide entity 280.48%
Event AD Investigation(s)
Petition(s) Filed January 12, 2021
DOC Initiation(s) Date February 1, 2021
ITC Preliminary Determination(s) February 26, 2021
DOC Preliminary Determination(s) August 10, 2021
DOC Final Determination(s) December 30, 2021
ITC Final Determination(s) February 14, 2022
Issuance of Order(s) [1] February 21, 2022

[1] This will take place only in the event of affirmative final determinations from Commerce and the International Trade Commission.

Note: Commerce preliminary and final determination deadlines are governed by statute. For AD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in section 733(b) and 735(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).

Country Volume/Value 2017 2018 2019
China Volume (KG) 10,627,198 21,704,430 16,662,150
Value (USD) $46,872,254 $106,381,300 $51,064,147

Source: U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Dataweb, available at http://dataweb.usitc.gov/ and PIERS. The petitioner provided the volume of imports of R-125 reported in PIERS shipment data. To estimate the customs value for imports of R-125, the petitioner multiplied the volume reported in PIERS by the average unit values (AUVs) reported in official U.S. import statistics for imports entered under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 2903.39.2035.To estimate the customs value for imports of R-125, the petitioner multiplied the volume reported in PIERS by the average unit values reported in official U.S. import statistics for imports entered under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States subheading 2903.39.2035.

The petitioner is Honeywell International, Inc. (Charlotte, NC).

Commerce found preliminarily that “critical circumstances” exist with respect to imports of R-125 from China for the separate rate companies and the China-wide entity. Consequently, Commerce will instruct CBP to impose provisional measures retroactively on entries of R-125 from China, effective 90 days prior to publication of the preliminary determination in the Federal Register, for the affected producers/exporters.

For general information and next steps, please refer to a list of FAQs for the preliminary determination.

Additional case information including the scope of the investigation are on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). Once you log in, please refer to case number A-570-137.

Commerce currently maintains 622 AD and countervailing duty (CVD) orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.